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2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show: The pre-party at Mellow Johnny’s

  • By Nick Legan
  • Published Feb. 25, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 25, 2011 at 7:48 PM EDT

Related: All 2011 NAHBS galleries and articles

Plenty of fixed gear bikes were ridden to Rapha's movie event.

AUSTIN, Texas (VN) — Don Walker started the North American Handmade Bicycle show seven years ago. That first show took place in Houston, Texas and has returned to the Lone Star state this year, this time in Austin. From Friday, February 25th to Sunday the 27th, some of the world’s best frame builders will show their wares. VeloNews tech editor Nick Legan will be there to cover it.

The show kicked off unofficially at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop Thursday night, with a Rapha world premiere of its latest movie: “The Rapha Continental.” Beloved, Cielo, Naked and Parlee had bicycles on display. New Belgium had free beer and a Korean BBQ taco truck had Asian fusion food on offer.

Here are a few interesting tech shots from the gathering. Much more to come!

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Nick Legan

Nick Legan

After graduating from Indiana University with honors and a degree in French and journalism, Nick Legan jumped straight into wrenching at Pro Peloton bike shop in Boulder for a few years. Then, he began a seven-year stint in the professional ranks, most recently serving for RadioShack at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California. He also worked for Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto. Legan served as the VeloNews tech editor 2010-2012 before sliding across the line into public relations.

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